[clug] (SEC: UNCLASSIFIED) Linux File System Geometry

Lisman, Jarrad FLGOFF Jarrad.Lisman at defence.gov.au
Fri Nov 14 09:31:37 EST 2003


Can anyone point me in the direction of a description of how Linux sets its
partitions etc at the sector level in the ext2/3 filesystem. I came across
an interesting bug/feature where the partition table reported some number of
sectors but when performing a dd copy of that partition I ended up with one
less sector in the image. I am trying to figure out what that means in the
scale of things :)



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